Walid Phares says the strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood has moved from demonstrations to an ‘urban jihadi insurgency’ in order to try and destabilize Cairo. But he says the bigger story is that the Brotherhood is trying to create pockets across Egypt and we see that through the 62 churches that have been destroyed and police states that have also been attacked.
Phares says the strategy of the Egyptian Army is to ‘cut off the head’ of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo and then to move out into the provinces. He also believes that we should help the Egyptian Army, specifically in the Sinai because they are fighting Al Qaeda there and if Al Qaeda are allow to control Northern Sinai then they could create problems for both Egypt and Israel.
There’s more, including a message, he says, to Washington from other countries in the region over choosing sides in Egypt.